Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament
How Michael Mates voted on key issues since 2001
- Has never voted on a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately against the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately against a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
We must make sure that we get this point right. As my hon. Friend says, neither the ISC nor the Government got to the truth about Diego Garcia initially. Both we and the Government asked questions of the United States Government, who are in control there. They who gave us a flat and definitive answer-they were not in any doubt-which we therefore accepted. If my hon. Friend is telling me that...
I am sorry, but I hope the hon. Gentleman was not trying to put words in my mouth. I would never have used the phrase "stark staring bonkers" in his context. All I would say is that he has been absolutely consistent in his arguments-despite all the facts that we have. That is my criticism of him. If we were able to construct a Select Committee, would we not advocate it, given the grief that...
The answer is that the matter was decided in the courts. The court came to a judgment, the person concerned received the appropriate punishment and Sir David put it down to what it clearly was: human error. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman, who laughs, will tell me how we will get human error out of the system. We will not.
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Former Conservative MP for East Hampshire
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Topics of interest
- Deputy Prime Minister
- International Development
- Home Department
- Armed Forces: Pensions
- Mobile Phone Masts
- Aggregates Levy
- Care Beds
- Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Liaison Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Chairman, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
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- Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 33.93% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 323 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)